Saints Lacrosse Club Staff

J.B. Clarke, Limestone Men's Lacrosse Head Coach

J.B. Clarke enters his eighth year at the helm of the Limestone men’s lacrosse program following 12 years at Washington College and one season at Greensboro College. Named the fifth head coach in Limestone history during the summer of 2010, Clarke has an overall career record of 276-78 over 19 seasons and has coached in the NCAA Final Four at the Division I, II and III levels.

Coach Clarke, the 2014 USILA Division II Coach of the Year, is the all-time winningest coach in Limestone history, posting his 129th win at the helm of the Blue and Gold with an 11-9 decision over Merrimack in the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship Game. He holds a 129-10 (.928) record over his first seven years and has guided the Saints to three NCAA Division II National Championships (2014, 2015, and 2017).

He currently holds the highest career winning percentage in program history, winning 92.8-percent of his games at Limestone, and has guided the Saints to seven straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season and Tournament Championship sweeps.

Clarke serves on the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee, the USILA Poll Committee, and is the USILA Scholar All-America Committee DII Chair.

He guided the Blue and Gold to a fourth straight NCAA Division II Championship Game appearance in 2017, and the fifth title game overall during his tenure with the Saints. Limestone registered 20 or more wins for a third consecutive year, and tied its own NCAA Division II record for most wins in a season (21).

The 2017 Saints featured the nation’s top scoring offense with 16.09 goals per game and recorded 10 or more goals in all 22 games this past season. Limestone avenged its only loss of the season when it defeated Merrimack in the title game to clinch its third national championship in four years.

Limestone placed four players on the USILA All-America Team during the 2017 campaign while Kevin Reisman became the first in program history to win the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award twice. Clarke has mentored the national player of the year now in each of the past three seasons.

In 2016, the Saints set multiple program records, including winning percentage (.955) and points per game (30.18), while setting new NCAA Division II benchmarks in wins (21), points (664), goals (424), and assists (240). Limestone also featured one of the top defenses in the country, ranking third nationally with 7.36 goals allowed per game.

The Blue and Gold won 21 straight games during the 2016 campaign and reached the NCAA Division II National Championship Game for a third straight year. He recorded his 100th win at Limestone with a 19-5 decision over Pfeiffer on April 9, 2016 to become only the second coach in program history to surpass the century mark.

The Saints featured eight USILA All-Americans that year while Mike Messenger was named the 2016 Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award winner as the Most Outstanding Player in Division II. Additionally, Chris Clancy earned the NCAA Elite 90 Award – the third such honor for a Limestone student-athlete under Clarke’s mentorship.

During the 2015 season, Clarke accomplished something that no other coach in Limestone history had before when the Saints won a second straight NCAA Division II National Championship. Not only were the 2014 and 2015 teams the first to win consecutive titles, Clarke became the only coach in program history to win multiple championships.

The 2015 Saints set an NCAA Division II single season record with 20 wins, finishing the year with a 20-1 overall record after defeating Le Moyne 9-6 in the national title game. Limestone started and ended the year at No. 1 in the USILA Coaches’ Poll, and only slipped to No. 2 briefly following the team’s only loss of the season.

The 2015 team featured a program-record eight USILA All-Americans while faceoff specialist Kevin Reisman was named the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award winner as the Most Outstanding Player in Division II. He led the country in faceoff wins, faceoff winning percentage, ground balls, and ground balls per game while Mike Messenger led NCAA Division II with 55 goals scored to earn First-Team All-American honors.

In 2014, Clarke accomplished something that only two other men had achieved in the history of Limestone men's lacrosse - win an NCAA Division II National Championship. Returning a squad with no previous All-Americans, and only a pair of Preseason All-Americans, the Saints proved to be a team in the truest sense of the word.

The Saints went 19-1 during the 2014 National Championship season, winning 15 straight games to close out the year and culminating with a 12-6 win over LIU Post in the national title game. It was Limestone’s first championship since the 2002 season and the program’s third title overall.

Patrick Sheridan won all 19 of those games in goal for the Saints that season and was named USILA Goalkeeper of the Year while Limestone boasted a total of six USILA All-Americans in 2014.

On March 9, 2014, Clarke earned his 200th career win with a dramatic 8-7 victory over No. 8 Merrimack.

In 2013, his team finished 16-2 overall and delivered Conference Carolinas Regular Season and Tournament Championships for the fifth straight year. The Saints also made their 14th straight NCAA Division II Tournament appearance, defeating No. 8 Seton Hill 16-13 in the national quarterfinals.

Clarke led Limestone to a 17-2 overall record and 5-0 Conference Carolinas mark in 2012 and advanced to the program’s seventh NCAA National Championship Game after defeating an unbeaten Le Moyne program on their home field. Limestone nearly came home with their third title in program history, but fell to Dowling, 11-10, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

During his first season with the Saints in 2011, Clarke guided the squad to a 15-2 overall record and a four-week stretch as the No. 1 ranked team in the country. The 15 wins tied the program mark for most wins in a season, and the team was selected to host a national semifinal game for the first time since 2004. Limestone had three players earn USILA First-Team All-American honors in his first year.

Prior to joining the Saints, Clarke served as the head men’s lacrosse coach and Assistant Director of Athletics at Washington College. He guided the Shoreman to a combined 138-63 (.687) overall record in 12 years, becoming the fastest coach to reach 100 wins in program history. He led the program to seven NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and reached the Centennial Conference Championship in eight consecutive seasons. Clarke mentored 28 USILA All-Americans and 78 All-Centennial Conference honorees while in Chestertown.

Before his time with the Shoreman, Clarke was the offensive coordinator for Dave Cottle and Division I Loyola College in Baltimore, Md. The Greyhounds reached the NCAA Division I National Semifinals in 1998 and finished the season ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Clarke first became a head coach at the college level in 1997 when he served one season at the helm of Greensboro College (N.C.). During that season, he turned around a team that went 3-9 in the previous season and transformed it into a team that would go 9-5 and finish in the Top 20 of the NCAA Division III national rankings.

A longtime offensive architect, Clarke applied his skill set as the offensive coordinator at Duke University from 1992-96. During his time in Durham, the Blue Devils won an ACC Championship in 1995 and appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament in 1994 and 1995. The team recorded the program’s first NCAA Tournament win in 1994 with a 14-9 decision over Maryland.

He has also served as an assistant at The Ohio State University and at Roanoke College in Salem, Va. While with Roanoke, Clarke helped the Maroons reach the NCAA Division III National Championship Game during the 1992 campaign.

Currently, Coach Clarke serves on the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Board of Directors and, over the course of his career, has been a member of the USILA Division III All-America Committee, the USILA National Poll Committee and US National Team Selection Committee.

Brendan Storrier, Limestone Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

A two-year member of the Saints men's lacrosse program, Storrier rejoined Limestone as an assistant coach in the fall of 2010 following two tremendous seasons in the Blue and Gold in 2008 and 2009.

Storrier has twice been named Assistant Coach of the Year during his tenure with the Saints, earning the distinction from the USILA in 2014 and from the IMLCA in 2017.

In his seven seasons on the sidelines, Limestone has an impressive resume that consists of an 129-10 overall record, a perfect 39-0 mark in Conference Carolinas play, seven straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season and Tournament Championships, seven consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, five NCAA Division II National Championship Game appearances, and three National Championships.

Storrier helped guide the Saints to a third NCAA Division II National Championship in four years during the 2017 season as his offensive unit one again led the nation in scoring with 16.09 goals per game. Limestone also paced the Division II ranks in points (384) and points per game (23.09) while finishing second in total assists (154) and scoring margin (8.14).

He helped mentor a record-breaking offensive unit during the 2016 campaign as the Saints set NCAA Division II benchmarks in wins (21), points (664), goals (424), and assists (240). The 664 points the team recorded that season ranked the highest across all three NCAA Divisions. He coached one the nation’s best offensive players in Mike Messenger, the 2016 Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award winner as the Most Outstanding Player in Division II and the 2016 Lt. J.G. Donald MacLaughlin, Jr. Award as the Most Outstanding Midfielder in Division II.

In 2015, he played an important role in guiding the Saints to a second straight NCAA Division II National Championship. Under his guidance that season, Limestone led the nation in several offensive categories: scoring offense, scoring margin, points, points per game, assists, and assists per game.

As a two-year player with the Saints, Storrier helped lead the team to a 22-6 overall record and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. He led Limestone in goals, assists and points both years, tallying 44 goals and 33 assists for 77 points as a junior in 2008 before posting 34 goals, 18 assists and 52 points during his senior campaign.

Storrier was named a USILA Second-Team All-American in 2008 and was a First-Team All-Conference Carolinas selection during both of his seasons with the Blue and Gold.

He currently ranks 23st all-time in NCAA Division II history with 4.61 career points per game.

The LaFayette, N.Y. native earned a pair of NJCAA All-American selections and helped lead Onondaga Community College to the 2006 National Championship. He was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Hall of Fame in May 2017.

Storrier enters his eighth year as an assistant coach with Limestone and currently resides in Gaffney, S.C. with his wife, Hollie, and their daughter, Harper. He graduated from Limestone in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport Management.

Carroll Kennedy, Limestone Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

Carroll Kennedy enters his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Saints following a two-year playing career at Adelphi University. Kennedy, who has coaching experience at the high school and college levels, also played two seasons at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y.

Kennedy, the 2015 USILA Assistant Coach of the Year, has helped guide the Blue and Gold to a combined 81-4 overall record and three NCAA Division II National Championships during his tenure. The Saints have advanced to the National Championship Game in each of his first four seasons.

This past season, he helped lead the Saints to their third NCAA Division II National Championship in four years. Limestone registered its third straight 20-win season and fourth consecutive Conference Carolinas Regular Season and Tournament Championship sweep.

During his time at Limestone, he has been the architect of one of the nation’s best defensive units as the team has finished in the Top-5 in 2015 (7.48 goals allowed per game) and in 2016 (7.36 goals allowed per game). While with the Saints, he has coached a total of five defensive players that have combined for nine All-American honors.

Kennedy also coaches the team’s faceoff specialists, a unit that has consistently led the nation in faceoff winning percentage in each of his first four seasons with the Blue and Gold. He helped mentor Kevin Reisman, a two-time USILA National Player of the Year and four-time All-American, into arguably the most dominating faceoff specialist in NCAA Division II history.

Prior to his time at Limestone, Kennedy served as an assistant coach at Adelphi and helped lead his alma mater to a 14-3 overall record, a No. 4 national ranking and a berth in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals.

Before joining the Panthers’ staff, he served as an assistant coach at Commack High School. While there he was responsible for the development of players on the defensive end, creating game plans, and scouting and evaluating opponents.

Kennedy has also worked with the Long Island, N.Y.-based BreakOut Goaltending Group, serving as a Shooting Coordinator since March of 2010, and has coached the Long Island Pride Lacrosse youth team.

As a player, Kennedy began his career at Monroe Community College from 2007-08, earning All-Region Second-Team honors, before continuing his career at Adelphi in 2009 and 2010. He played in all 11 games for the Panthers as a junior, finishing with 17 groundballs in a pair of starts, before hauling in 65 ground balls as a senior in 2010.

He started 13 games during his senior campaign, playing in 15 games overall, and posted a career-high nine groundballs against St. Anselm. He helped guide Adelphi to a 10-5 overall record and a return to the NCAA Division II Tournament. He was named to the NE-10 Spring Academic All-Conference Team during his senior season.

Kennedy is a 2010 graduate of Adelphi University and holds a Bachelor’s in Sports Management with a minor in Business. In May of 2013, he earned a Master of Arts in Physical Education from Adelphi.

Peter Papaleonti, Volunteer Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

Peter Papaleonti begins his third season as a volunteer assistant coach at Limestone following a four-year playing career with the Saints. During his time with the Blue and Gold, Paplenonti has guided the program to two NCAA Division II National Championships as a player and one more as a coach.

In his first two seasons on the sidelines, he has helped guide the Saints to a combined 42-2 overall record and two consecutive national championship game appearances. He helped lead Limestone to its third NCAA Division II National Championship in four seasons this past year.

As a player, Papaleonti was the anchor of the Limestone defensive unit during its national championship runs in 2014 and 2015. He earned Second-Team USILA All-America honors as a senior and was a two-time All-Conference Carolinas recipient in each of his last two seasons with the Saints.

He ranks fourth all-time in program history with 56 career caused turnovers and is currently second on the single season list with 30 caused turnovers as a senior. He led the team to its first 20-win season during the 2015 campaign and has been part of back-to-back 21-win seasons as a coach.

During his time as a player and coach, Papaleonti has helped the Saints to a combined 114-8 overall record, a perfect 34-0 mark in league play, six straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season and Tournament Championships, four consecutive National Championship Game appearances, and three NCAA Division II National Championships.

He graduated from Limestone with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in 2015.